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UPDATED AGAIN “Super Block”; Mayor’s Statement

November 9, 2014

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UPDATED: Sunday, November 9. UPDATED MASTER PLAN: Master Plan UPDATED MAYOR’S STATEMENT: Mayor’s Statement UPDATED FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions From the Mayor’s Statement: “There are no plans to eliminate the Library, Community Building or Senior Services. However, due to the age of the buildings, they will need to be rebuilt in the foreseeable future. It is anticipated that […]

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West U Crime Report

November 7, 2014

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On November 1, at 1:30 am, a West U police officer was dispatched to the 2600 block of Bissonnet in regard to an unknown suspect who had used a counterfeit bill to pay a bar tab. The incident was listed as “fraud.” On November 3, a West U patrol officer observed a passenger vehicle traveling […]

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Buffalo Speedway Now Open

November 4, 2014

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All through lanes of Buffalo Speedway at US 59 were reopened Monday, qualifying the construction company for $70,000 through an incentive agreement. The Texas Department of Transportation gave Hassell Construction Co. until November 21 to achieve substantial completion of the project. As part of this effort, Buffalo Speedway, the final intersection requiring total reconstruction, was […]

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WULL Registration is Now Open

November 4, 2014

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The Braves, a Pee Wee 8 team at the closing ceremonies of WULL.

West University Little League (WULL) registration is open now through January 1, 2015. Registration is available to all boys and girls who are age 5 on or before April 30, 2015, and who live within West University Little League boundaries. View the boundary map on westull.org to determine eligibility. Early registration is highly encouraged. For […]

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Super Block Could Become Campaign Issue

October 27, 2014

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Battle lines were drawn for next spring’s West U City Council elections Monday, after more than a dozen angry residents complained about the council’s recent decision to create a “Super Block” for future municipal facilities. Although West U Mayor Bob Fry started with a long, conciliatory statement about the city’s long-range master plan, residents urged […]

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Small Turnout for Zoning Proposal

October 1, 2014

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About 30 West U residents attended two “town hall meetings” Monday on the city of West U’s commercial zoning review. Gary Mitchell, vice-president of the Kendig-Keast Collaborative and the consultant to the city on rezoning non-single family properties in West U, spent a great deal of time explaining what the rezoning will not do. Mitchell […]

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West U Now a “Silver” Scenic City

October 1, 2014

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West U is now a "Silver" Scenic City

West University Place has been awarded Silver Scenic City Certification by the Scenic City certification program of Scenic Texas, moving up from its 2013 Bronze Certification. “We are excited to earn the Silver Scenic City Certifications status this year and thank Scenic Texas for their recognition,” said West U Mayor Bob Fry. “West U prides […]

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Council Approves 2015 Budget

September 30, 2014

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The West U City Council on Monday approved a $34.3 million 2015 city budget. The budget lowered the tax rate in West U, but homeowners will see an increase of 5.8 percent in the taxes they pay due to higher property values. The council lowered the tax rate from 37 cents per $100 of property […]

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Fathers and Flashlights a Big Success

September 29, 2014

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About 250 Fathers and 500 children with flashlights participated in the annual Fathers and Flashlights urban campout over the weekend in West University Place. The wildly popular event is a special fundraiser hosted by the Friends of West U Parks, Inc., a non-profit corporation that raises funds to support parks and greenspace in West University […]

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West U Cops Solve Burglary, Keep the Peace

September 27, 2014

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The bad guys took most of the week off, while the good guys captured some burglars. West U police had no crimes reported for five days last week. But, on Thursday, a West U police officer who initiated a traffic stop in the 6000 block of Belmont, solved a residential burglary in the 3000 block […]

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